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PPP to hold multi-parties conference in Islamabad today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party will convene a multi-parties conference on Saturday to be chaired by co-chairmen Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The party has realigned the agenda which was earlier called to end the impasse on the revival of military courts, after a meeting of parliamentary leaders agreed to extend them for two years. Afterwards, many parliamentary parties had decided to deliberate on the  contentious issue and pass a constitutional amendment in a session of parliament on March 6.

Various parties including the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Muttahida Quami Movement pulled out and said that they will not be attending the conference.

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The former president arrived in the federal capital on Wednesday to realign his strategy, and held several sessions with party leaders to finalise the new agenda for the conference.

Zardari has sent invitations to heads of political parties stating that the country is faced with a number of critical issues that require brainstorming by political parties.

The proposed agenda includes:

  1. Implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) during the last two years – Lessons learnt.
  2. Revival of the Military Courts; whether these should be revived or not and if revived then the necessary parameters for their revival.
  3. Implementation of Reforms in FATA as part of NAP; discussion on various aspects of proposed reforms, ethnic profiling.
  4. Any other item with permission.



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